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Wilson Class (Yr 1 and 2)

Welcome to Class Wilson

Mrs Wise and Miss Russell

 

The children in Wilson Class are a fantastic team. We work hard and play hard...  

 

Topic News:

Welcome back to school, this term our new topic is, 'The Stories People Tell. What a lot of stories we know and love and how willing we are to share our favourites with our class!

This term we are promoting our love of reading by recommending a book/story to the rest of our class, each of us will be in the spotlight to share/retell or simply recommend a favourite read to our friends.

 

Zozo, an African drummer visited our class and shared some traditional African folk tales. We added rhythms and patterns to fables using african drums.

Zozo, an African drummer visited our class and shared some traditional African folk tales. We added rhythms and patterns to fables using african drums.   1
Zozo, an African drummer visited our class and shared some traditional African folk tales. We added rhythms and patterns to fables using african drums.   2
Zozo, an African drummer visited our class and shared some traditional African folk tales. We added rhythms and patterns to fables using african drums.   3
Zozo, an African drummer visited our class and shared some traditional African folk tales. We added rhythms and patterns to fables using african drums.   4
Zozo, an African drummer visited our class and shared some traditional African folk tales. We added rhythms and patterns to fables using african drums.   5
Zozo, an African drummer visited our class and shared some traditional African folk tales. We added rhythms and patterns to fables using african drums.   6
Zozo, an African drummer visited our class and shared some traditional African folk tales. We added rhythms and patterns to fables using african drums.   7
Zozo, an African drummer visited our class and shared some traditional African folk tales. We added rhythms and patterns to fables using african drums.   8
Zozo, an African drummer visited our class and shared some traditional African folk tales. We added rhythms and patterns to fables using african drums.   9

As the Entry Point to our topic, we discussed how stories are shared! How do we know about things that happened in ancient times and how do we learn new stories?

 

We brainstormed...

 

We thought about tapestries that retell events (the Bayeux Tapestry), ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics, comics, drama, plays, books, artefacts such as pottery and plates (Greek amphoraes), collages and hangings, friezes, sculpture and other ways we learn and discover myths, legends, fables  and more recent stories.  

In Literacy this week, we have been finishing off our letters to Mr Lakin to ask him for a most useful class pet! Watch this space...

We even asked for an elephant to squirt water on the windows to keep them clean and soak up all the spilt water in the dinner hall! Or a goat to eat up all the scrap paper and lost property since goats eat everything!!!

 

We have also been reading lots of extracts and developing our comprehension skills as SATS test are around the corner!

 

Well done to everyone for their hard effort in learning all their spellings too - your effort is evident and I am delighted!

In Maths, we have been hammering maths facts and working hard on place value and the four operations. We are finding the pace hard going as Mrs Wise is like a Duracell bunny working us into the ground but we are determined to keep up and be the best that we can be!!!

We added 2 digit to 2 digits using partitioning! (How clever are we?!) 34 + 56 = (30 + 50) + (4 + 6) = 80 + 10 = 90 :)

We added 2 digit to 2 digits using partitioning! (How clever are we?!) 34 + 56 = (30 + 50) + (4 + 6) = 80 + 10 = 90 :)  1

And then we subtracted 2 digits from 2 digits using partitioning (AND DECOMPOSITION)!!!

And then we subtracted 2 digits from 2 digits using partitioning (AND DECOMPOSITION)!!!  1

PHONICS

Please click on the link below and have a little look at the DFES video to see how your child will be tested in phonics in June...

http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=phonics+screening+dfes+guidance+&&view=detail&mid=6FF906DBAD045CEE08B36FF906DBAD045CEE08B3&FORM=VRDGAR

 

Phonics Play is a website you can access to help you practise your phonics, reading, spelling... Please see me for the password and username.

http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/freeIndex.htm

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